-->'''Ray Combs''': This last Bullseye question is worth $5,000, here we go... we asked 100 people: 'Besides 'Main' Pages, name another section of TV Tropes." ''[contestant buzzes in]'' JustForFun/TropeTan?\\
'''Trope-tan''': "[[YMMV/HomePage Your Mileage May Vary]]"?\\
'''Ray Combs''': Is "Your Mileage May Vary" the number-one answer? ''[clang]'' '''BULLSEYE!'''
* AdaptationDisplacement: Zig-zagged like crazy. Although the current version has been running since 1999 (compared to the nine-year run of the original), it's also on its fourth host and might be seen as separate runs in the eyes of some viewers. However, even most non-fans would probably recognize the names Richard Dawson and Ray Combs in association with the ''Feud''.
* BrokenBase:
** Fandom opinion is ''sharply'' divided over the merits of the hosts (aside from maybe the near-universally disliked Louie Anderson with Richard Karn not that far behind). Among the most heated debates are between Dawson and Combs with [[TakeAThirdOption Harvey]] being thrown into the mix since he started hosting.
** Steve Harvey. Depending on who you ask, he is either the best thing to happen to ''Feud'' since Ray Combs or the worst. Some fans consider his reactions to off-the wall answers as hilarious and justified while others believe they come across as [[JerkAss mean-spirited and downright insulting]]. His version in general is exceptionally divisive, particularly for its use of adult content.
* BrowserNarcotic: Several Website/YouTube commenters have noted that the clips of the Steve Harvey version put up on the official ''Family Feud'' [=YouTube=] channel are highly addictive, and that watching them is inadvisable if one has something else that needs attention.
* CriticalResearchFailure: When ABC's official website announced the celebrities appearing on the 2015 run of ''Celebrity Family Feud'', one of the shows advertised was "NFL American League stars vs. NFL National League stars". The UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague is divided into ''conferences'', not leagues.
* DorkAge: Oy.
** Though its appeal varies from person to person, most fans agree the 1992 addition of the Bullseye round was the slow start of this for the Ray Combs era. This and the unnecessary hour-long changes to the daytime show led ''Family Feud Challenge'' to go into repeats for much of 1993 before finally being cancelled. A year later, ExecutiveMeddling caused Combs to be ousted from ''New Family Feud'' in favor of the return of an aged and not-quite-as-sharp Richard Dawson, coinciding with an overhaul of the set and theme song and a retool of the Bullseye round, the "Bankroll" round, with decreased payoffs. For the longest time the 1994-95 season of ''Feud'' was frequently cited as ''the'' worst ''Feud'' season ever, and the syndicated version finally ended its seven-season run in 1995.
** Then there's the ReTool. The familiar set and theme song were tossed out entirely in favor of a new, "hipper" set and generic party theme, and as host, Louie Anderson was near-universally loathed more or less from the get-go. Combined with the changes made to his version mentioned in TheyChangedItNowItSucks below and it's a grand wonder it lasted beyond a single season. Richard Karn's version removed the format changes and even brought back the Combs theme for a while, before viewers began to grow bored with Karn and his inability to be comedic or even ''interesting''. John O'Hurley's run on the show signaled the beginning of the end of this particular Dork Age (despite his shows eventually growing just as boring as Karn's, though at least O'Hurley was ''funny''), and Steve Harvey finally put an end to it altogether.
** Some fans will argue that under Harvey, the current version either never came out of its Dork Age or dragged even further into one. Shortly after he began hosting, the produces discovered the popularity of his {{Wild Take}}s whenever a contestant gave a lurid answer. As a result, the writers began to enforce this, making the questions HotterAndSexier to encourage such reactions.
* FandomBerserkButton:
** It's "Survey ''said''", not "Survey ''says'',"; both O'Hurley and Harvey are guilty of this. Also, it's only ever said in Fast Money, never in the main game, which Ricki Lake was guilty of during the relevant episode of ''[=Game$how=] Marathon''.
** For the love of God, do ''not'' spell the title "Family Fued".
** ''Family Feud Challenge'' was the one-hour CBS edition from 1992-93. ''New Family Feud'' (note the lack of "the") was the half-hour 1992-94 syndicated run. Do ''not'' get them mixed up.
** Also, ''New Family Feud'' isn't the official title of either the prior four seasons (1988–92) hosted by Combs, the 1994-95 season hosted by Dawson, or any subsequent versions. This didn't stop Creator/{{GSN}} from referring to Richard Karn's version as such when they acquired it (nor did the fact that he had been replaced by John O'Hurley by that point).
* FanonDiscontinuity: Fans who prefer Richard Dawson and/or Ray Combs like to pretend that the current version (at least under host Steve Harvey, who began in 2010) doesn't exist. Interestingly, with the seventeenth season having begun in Fall 2015, the entire run of the current version has surpassed Dawson and Combs' total number of years combined.
* FirstInstallmentWins: Richard Dawson's original version is the one most people think of when referring to the show pre-Steve Harvey, and Dawson himself is still often cited by fans as the best host. Ray Combs often gets this as well.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** In a 2012 episode, a double-score survey asked "Name an annoying celebrity you wish would just go away." One of the answers was Creator/JoanRivers. Joan would pass away in early September 2014 after a botched throat surgery put her on life support, which she was soon taken off of.
** Whenever "suicide" was suggested as an answer on the Combs version, Combs would shake his head and urge young viewers not to kill themselves before seeing if it made the survey. If only Combs had taken his own advice...
** Coupled with TooSoon, a 2015 celebrity edition asked "Name something that can be inflated or deflated." to Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots. At the time the Patriots had been accused using deflated footballs during NFL post-season games and right in the middle of it was superstar quarterback Tom Brady. Almost one year to the day after the episode aired, Brady's four-game suspension which he had successfully appealed for the 2015 season was reinstated for the following year.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** Ray Combs was blamed for the show's low ratings come 1994, and was essentially told by the company that he was being replaced by his predecessor, Richard Dawson. Combs' firing from ''Feud'' was the event which sent his entire life crumbling, and while he tried to recover with a talk show and ''Family Challenge'', nothing worked and he committed suicide in 1996. It didn't help that Ray's final ''Feud'' had one of the worst Fast Money rounds ever, with 77 points scored by the first player and '''zero''' by the second. While not directly stated as his finale, a few of Ray's comments make it clear that it is.
** The ''E! True Hollywood Story'' special on ''Feud'' aired in 2002, the year Richard Karn replaced Louie Anderson as host. In one segment, Anderson called out the staff in light of his dismissal, saying Karn's version would only last a year. Karn eventually did lose his job to John O'Hurley after four years of hosting. To make matters worse, Karn's stint lasted a year longer than Anderson's.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The family involved in the 1980 "September" incident which drove Richard Dawson nuts returned during his 1994-95 tenure, but this time, one of the daughters was pregnant with a due date in... September.
** The infamous "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbATXnykytU phony horse gag]]" incident can be especially funny to fans of a particular story from ''Series/WouldILieToYou'':
-->'''Kevin Bridges''': We bought a horse, we thought we'd rented a horse, we done the horse riding, we took it back to the initial place where we picked up the horse. The locals explained we'd met a counterfeit horse guy, who wasn't from the official horse riding stable—
-->'''Creator/DavidMitchell''': This was a counterfeit horse? This wasn't a genuine horse? This was maybe two guys in a costume?
* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: Fans who don't like the Steve Harvey version have since been a little nicer to the versions with his predecessors - Roker, O'Hurley, Karn, and even ''Louie Anderson'' (albeit ''very'' rarely in Anderson's case).
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: The show's return to using the classic theme song has generated mixed reactions, with some saying it seems anachronistic on the current version, most feeling that the 1994 theme song (or even the ''party'' theme from 1999) would've made a better choice.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Among game show fans, Steve Harvey's version. GSN's repeated airings of this version and the fact that it uses GettingCrapPastTheRadar humor is likely one of the reasons.
* LoveItOrHateIt: Steve Harvey's version. Harvey and the show's repeated use of adult-oriented content has drawn more people into watching the show than ever before in the current run's history, yet it's also chased just as many loyal ''Feud'' and game show fans (and casual viewers) away.
* MemeticMutation:
** Karn's {{Catch Phrase}}s "I'M DOUBLING/TRIPLING THE POINTS!", "YOU'VE SWEPT THE BOARD!", and "THE [name] FAMILY HAVE DRAWN FIRST BLOOD!" were very popular on game show forums for a while, though not necessarily for any ''[[ReplacementScrappy positive]]'' reasons.
** The "Strike" and "Ding!" noises are used quite a bit in game show parodies.
** Giving "naked grandma" as an answer in the comments for [=YouTube=] clips.
** "Good answer! Good answer!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lasQSCB2fX0 Name something that gets passed around...]]
** Steve Harvey's [[http://www.dose.com/lists/17175/16-Times-Steve-Harvey-Couldn-t-Believe-The-Answers-Family-Feud-Contestants-Gave reactions]] to contestants giving oddball answers deserves mention.
* MorePopularSpinoff: ''Family Feud'' is based on the Audience Match portion of ''Series/MatchGame''. It overshadowed ''Match Game'' in the ratings, although that was partly because [[ScrewedByTheNetwork CBS shifted the latter's timeslot around several times in a short timespan]].
* MostAnnoyingSound:
** The contestants' constant shouting of "Good answer!"
** The Strike sound was this for Richard Dawson in the later years of his original run. Eventually, one of his numerous demands included the Strike sound be as shortened as possible, and by the end of the run it got to the point where the sound ended up playing for literally a ''millisecond''.
* NauseaFuel: A few Harvey-era questions have fallen victim to this. The third question of the May 4, 2015 episode has one such instance - "If there was a KFC [[ImAHumanitarian for cannibals, what parts would people order buckets of]]?"
* NightmareFuel: A Harvey question from 2016 asked "What household item might a wife use to [[BlackWidow kill her husband]]?" [[RefugeInAudacity No, seriously]].
* {{Padding}}:
** Ever notice how many times the contestants bleat "Good answer!" no matter how idiotic the response might be?
** Richard Dawson's opening monologues. One of the reasons for the change to a $400 goal and the addition of a fourth Single round during the 1984-85 season was said to be so that Dawson wouldn't have time for them.
* ReplacementScrappy:
** Louie Anderson, who was hated mainly for his gravelly, nasal voice and seemingly bored demeanor.
** Richard Karn. While he showed promise once he got over his first-time jitters and initially considered a marked improvement (in part because, unlike Louie, he seemed to show genuine interest in hosting the show), he became obsessed with his {{Catch Phrase}}s and somehow lost what little ad-libbing ability he'd initially shown.
** As far as announcers go, Joey Fatone, who replaced Burton Richardson when Steve Harvey began hosting. Past announcers would mention the families at the beginning of each show and read the fee plugs (or closed captioning since 1999). Not only does Fatone not announce the families, they use the same two pre-recorded clips of his voice on ''every single show'': one to introduce Harvey and another for the closed captioning plug. With the diminished role, ''Feud'' has no need for an announcer so why they insist on crediting Fatone is anyone's guess. It's made even worse when Steve Harvey [[ViewersAreGoldfish says his name at the start of the show anyway]]. Even more baffling, Burton came back for the 2015 ''Celebrity'' summer run on ABC, so why they still use Fatone is anybody's guess, although it might have something to do with the show now being taped in Harvey's hometown of Atlanta, as opposed to LA or Universal Studios Florida.
* SoOkayItsAverage: What many people now think about John O'Hurley's version, considering [[ReplacementScrappy who he replaced]] and [[WinBackTheCrowd who replaced him]].
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Several times.
** During the "mechanical" era, when the board wasn't digital, answers were accidentally revealed when they weren't supposed to have been on more than one occasion, resulting in their respective questions being thrown out.
** On one episode of the original Dawson era, the electronic board wasn't working for Fast Money, so that round was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2MPcQwx5tI played on cue cards.]]
** The board was even more prone to glitching out in the Combs era, perhaps because it had been in storage for three years. On one episode, the electronic "FAMILY FEUD" logo it showed in the intro ended up erasing the "FE" on-camera. Combs quickly noticed this and made multiple jokes about the "Family Ud". On another occasion it read "FAM FE" for a while, but nobody seemed to notice.
*** One episode saw an abrupt dimming of the stage lights; Combs joked about CBS Television City forgetting to pay its electrical bill.
** The 1994-95 version's scaled-down set necessitated throwing out the 'trilon' that displayed main game answers and the Fast Money board, inexplicably using chyron graphics in its stead while in-studio the Ferranti-Packard Fast Money board was used. Half the time, the graphics department would forget to put up the chyrons anyway, and the home viewers would see the mechanical board.
* {{Squick}}: Many answers during the Steve Harvey run thus far. One such example was a response to "Name something of Grandpa's that might accidentally fall in the toilet" - one of the actual answers on the board was "Low-hanging nads."
* ThatOneLevel: The Triple Round in the Anderson and Karn versions. When the current syndicated run began, the number of Strikes in the Triple Round was reduced from three to one. This sometimes created an awkward situation where a trailing team could lose by not coming up with enough points before the other family got a chance to steal. Beginning with Karn's second season, a more conventional play to 300 points was rolled out with the Triple Round allowing three Strikes again. However, Karn was allowed to read the question in its entirety only once, a rule that was dropped when O'Hurley started hosting.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** The last season of the daytime Combs version (last two seasons of the syndicated version) used a Bullseye round that dragged gameplay down. [[note]](Specifically, this round involved five survey questions, ranging in value from $500 to $2,500, doubled in the second half/syndicated version. Each family member would get to play one question, and whichever family gave the number one answer to the question had its value added to their Fast Money jackpot.)[[/note]] When Dawson returned in 1994, the Bullseye round was renamed the "Bankroll" round [[note]](this version of the round cut the number of questions down to three, with values of $500-$1,500-$2,500 {again, doubled in the second half}, and only one person from each family would participate in all three questions)[[/note]] and families were cut to four members. In archived footage seen in the ''E! True Hollywood Story'' episode on the series, Dawson said that he hated the Bullseye round; since the producers ''just didn't get the hint'' that their beloved gimmick was what was causing ratings to drop, it's highly likely they changed it to the Bankroll round as a compromise.
*** The later Combs episodes and Dawson '94 were both hated for their increasing use of celebrity teams instead of actual families.
*** Hell, let's just go with Dawson '94 ''period''. The above Bankroll change; the aforementioned theme song re-recording; a smaller, cheaper set (previously used when the show went to the Grand Ole Opry); and Dawson himself wasn't exactly the same DeadpanSnarker audiences knew and loved from before.
*** Inexplicably, the Bullseye round returned on the O'Hurley version in 2009. Although it had a comparatively faster pace and cleaner execution compared to its use in the '90s, [[TheScrappy it was still the Bullseye round]]; thus, it only lasted one season.
** The Anderson version had a GoldenSnitch structure of Single-Single-Single-Triple, with only one Strike in the Triple round. Many families swept the first three rounds but still lost due to just ''one'' bad answer (and one ended up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9Pqo2f9rY winning with a dismal 163 points]]). This rule was retained through Karn's first season, after which it was finally changed to Single-Single-Double-Triple with a SuddenDeath round if neither family hit 300 points.
** Many things pertaining to the Harvey era:
*** Questions that are adult-oriented.
### '''Dawson-era Question:''' Name something a clown might take off after the end of his show.\\
'''Harvey-era Question:''' We asked 100 women: Name something you would take off a clown before having sex with him.
*** Since Harvey began hosting, questions pertaining to the DoubleStandard, usually [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Female On Male Abuse]] have grown in number. These are often invoked by Harvey and even ''PlayedForLaughs''.
### '''Pre Harvey-era Question:''' Name a household item you might use to defend yourself from a burglar.\\
'''Harvey-era Question:''' What household item might a wife use to kill her husband?
*** Questions pertain to divorce that don't really add to the question or are just played to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
### '''Pre Harvey-era Question:''' Name something a divorcing couple might have trouble splitting up.\\
'''Harvey-era Question:''' If Tarzan were to get a divorce, what would Jane get in the settlement?/If Santa Claus got a divorce, what would Mrs. Claus get?
*** Questions encouraging answers pertaining to the anatomy and bodily functions were uttered every day. Even seemingly benign questions, such as "Name something a squirrel does with a nut," are asked to get contestants to utter responses that are euphemisms (in this example, "scratch it"). These questions are probably meant to take advantage of Harvey's comedy, which is why you see many of those type of questions end up on their [=YouTube=] page, but they even started appearing during John O'Hurley's waning days. Harvey himself has lampshaded this.
*** Aside from being HotterAndSexier, overly verbose questions have been asked with greater frequency in Fast Money. This started on the Anderson version and had gotten out of control by the time Harvey took over.
### '''Dawson-era Question:''' Name your favorite fattening food.\\
'''Harvey-era Question:''' Fill in the blank: If I could eat all I want of one food without getting fat, I would choose (what).
*** Structuring of the game. If one team wins the first two (Single-round) questions, the maximum available score for the Double-round question is never more than an amount that, when added to the leading team's score, would total 300 or more. (A score of 300 is needed to win the game, and the producers don't want the game to end early, as had happened twice during the Karn run [they split Fast Money between commercials].)
*** In Fast Money, getting all five #1 answers ''rarely'' adds up to more than about 175, so as to allow the second player to play ... and possibly blunder and cost his family the chance at the grand prize. This also means that if the first player manages to zero-out, the second person's playing for less than $1,000. Some have also contended that the setup of Fast Money questions are such that some rounds are virtually impossible to win; indeed, five-time champions rarely leave with more than $40,000 (meaning, two Fast Money wins plus any consolation cash). Subverted on the second-run episode that aired 4/24/15: a family won Fast Money three times, a feat only done once a decade before, setting a new record for a five-day run of $61,455.
*** A few other reasons for why some people might not like Harvey's incarnation of the show could be (but not limited to) the shortened intro with a pre-recorded Joey Fatone voice announcement at the beginning, the discontinued introduction of individual family members before the game starts, and even the simple fact that Harvey doesn't start the show with "You know how we play the game. We surveyed 100 people. The top ''(number)'' answers are on the board. Try to get the most popular answer". Instead he has just shortened every introduction to "The top ''(number)'' answers are on the board" without even clarifying who was surveyed. Many episodes in Harvey's first two seasons also left out information as to which family was returning for what number day [2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th] with the amount of money won and where both families were living in the US; a lot of this seems to be so the producers can squeeze in as much of Harvey and his ratings-grabbing antics as possible.
* ToughActToFollow: Ray Combs succeeding Richard Dawson as host, to more than a few people.
* TwoDecadesBehind: By the final year of the Dawson era, the big board's answer-flipping mechanics and Ferranti-Packard Fast Money display paled in comparison to the computerized game boards used on ''Series/TicTacDough'' and the then-new ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}!''. The board was retained for the Combs era and gradually had its mechanism tightened up over the course of that version's run, making it run smoother and less clunky. When Dawson returned, the show did away with the flip-card board and used the flip-dot Fast Money board for the entire game, but overlaid a computerized version of the mechanical board onto it in post-production. The current run continues to use a computerized board, but on a large video wall instead of a CGI overlay.
* WhatAnIdiot: See [[WhatAnIdiot/FamilyFeud this page]], proving that ''Feud'' has ''very'' few rivals when it comes to stupid game show answers.
* WinBackTheCrowd: While the appeal of each version varies, the current run of the show under hosts Louie Anderson and Richard Karn are often considered the show's DorkAge. John O'Hurley helped restore some of the show's reputation, but it was Steve Harvey who propelled it to be one of the top-rated syndicated shows on television, and cemented its status as Creator/{{GSN}}'s top show.
* WTHCastingAgency:
** The 1999 revival. Who on Earth would pick an overweight, unattractive comedian with a flat, gravelly voice (especially over Music/DollyParton, a reasonably telegenic, upbeat person with considerable experience in just about every medium)? Or his successor, a scruffy low-level actor whose only significant role was second banana on ''Series/HomeImprovement''?
** The 2008 ''Celebrity Family Feud''. Why producers made the decision to have ''Al Roker'' of all people serve as emcee remains a mystery. Roker, while known as a decent weatherman and enjoyable fixture on the ''Today'' show, did a lackluster job hosting this series, with his weak style and inability to be comedic drawing (unfavorable) comparisons to Richard Karn. What makes this even more confusing is that the main show already ''had'' a host -- John O'Hurley -- who had long proven himself to be more than competent at the gig. However, O'Hurley had already committed himself to a celebrity talent show on CBS, ''Secret Talents of the Stars'', that wound up tanking after one episode.